The Benefits of Using a Cervical Support Neck Pillow
Posted Nov 15 2009 10:00pm
When it comes to choosing a pillow , there are many choices. You can pick a flat pillow stuffed with a filling, or you can choose a cervical support pillow- a pillow that has contours, and often an indentation for your head and neck. One popular cervical support pillow is the Tri core cervical support neck pillow .
The Tri Core Cervical Support Neck Pillow supports your neck in its most natural position. If you look your cervical spine from the side there is a natural “C” curve. The trapezoid shaped center of this support pillow provides maximum comfort and flexibility. This pillow can be used for side sleeping or back sleeping.
The special design of the tri core cervical support neck pillow is great for the following reason:
Relieve muscle spasms in the neck
Relieve headaches, especially ones in the back of the head
Loss of cervical lordosis, keeping your neck in the right position during sleep
Prevents the chances of waking up with a stiff neck
Be more comfortable during sleep, thereby allowing yourself to get into a deeper sleep
Neck Sprain or Neck Strain
Whiplash type injuries
Arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
One thing to be wary about: It can take a few days to get used to a new cervical support pillow. Keep in mind that your head and neck are not used to being in a new position. For some people who use a new cervical support pillow- they enjoy a great sleep the very first night. For others who may suffer from neck pain or have a lot of sensitivity, it may take up to 2 weeks to get used to the pillow. Give your neck muscles, and your upper back muscles a chance to relax and adjust to a new sleeping position. Remember, soreness in the neck and upper back is normal and to be expected for some people.
Instructions for using the Tri Core Cervical Support Neck Pillow
If you are a back sleeper, start by using the smaller lobe of the support pillow. You can continue using the pillow this way if you find that you are getting a great nights sleep. I If you feel that your neck needs more support: Once you are comfortable (can take up to 2 weeks), turn the pillow around and use the larger lobe of the support pillow. When sleeping on your back, the center of the pillow cradles your head to support your neck in its most natural position.
Use the wings of the pillow if you are a side sleeper. The sides of the pillow are designed to support your head and neck even when you roll over during the night time.